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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 9th May 2016.



Boro fans across our area have been celebrating at the weekend following the team's promotion to the Premier League.

There were jubilant scenes at the Riverside Stadium as Middlesbrough drew 1-1 with Brighton, which was enough to clinch a place in football's top division.

Redcar High Street was noticably less busy than usual, with Boro fans packing into local pubs and clubs to watch the match.

As the final whistle blew, celebrations began across our area which continued well into Saturday night.

The vast majority of fans celebrated the promotion peacefully, however there were reports of a small number of public order offences and a video emerged on social media showing a minority of supporters throwing glass bottles in Middlesbrough's Central Square.

The match has been described as having the 'biggest prize in football', and is reported to be worth more than £170 million to the club.


Visitors have flocked to a new exhibition which showcases iconic buildings from around the world in Lego.

Lego artist Warren Elsmore, has recreated some of the world’s most famous landmarks out Lego, in the 'Brick Planet' exhibition which is now open at the Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum.

It features models of the Las Vegas strip, London’s Olympic Stadium and the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Alongside the exhibition, Teessider Mark Willis has also recreated a landmark from our own area, Saltburn Pier.

Each of the models features a high level of attention to detail including the lights atop the Olympic Stadium.

The exhibition runs from Saturday, May 7, until Monday, July 11. Tickets are £3.50 for adults, £1.50 for children, family ticket £8.50 for two adults and up to three children.


The volunteers at Redcar RNLI welcomed their new inshore lifeboat on Saturday.

The naming ceremony was held in the charity’s lifeboat station when volunteer crew and their families were joined by join RNLI supporters and colleagues from neighbouring lifeboat stations to celebrate the arrival of the new lifeboat and to formally accept the vessel into their care.

The D class lifeboat, called Eileen May Loach-Thomas, went into service at Redcar late last year and has already been called upon on ten occasions for incidents ranging from the rescue of stranded dogs to searches for missing people.

The funding for Eileen May Loach-Thomas was made possible thanks to the bequest of Nick Thomas, a Shropshire engineer. The lifeboat is named after his first wife, whom he met during the war, and who died during the 1970s.

The ceremony included a service of dedication conducted by Reverend Rachel Harrison from St Peter’s Church and musical support was provided by the Marske Fishermen’s Choir.

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